Explore local and family history using the Indiana Room’s valuable resources.

Genealogy - Family Tree

The Indiana Room

The Indiana Room collection covers the great history of Henry County and its surrounding areas. Resources include census records, local family histories and microfilm. In addition, the colletion includes a full card index for The Courier-Times, 1848-1989.

We also have computers, computer connection points, a photocopier, scanner and microfilm readers available for your use.

Full-Time Genealogist

Kathie Ward serves as the library’s full-time genealogist and enjoys helping you find answers to your family history questions.

She can be reached by phone: (765) 529-0362, ext. 1368
or e-mail:

Genealogy Resources

ancestry-library-ed.gifAncestry Library - Access census records, immigration records, military records, family and local histories, newspapers and periodicals, and birth, marriage and death records.  Available in-library only.
heritagequest.gifHeritage Quest - This is one of the largest genealogical databases in the country and includes access to census data and the ability to perform advanced searches.
family-search.pngFamilySearch.orgDiscover your family history...these records span billions of names across hundreds of collections.
americanAncestors.pngAmerican Ancestors - Explore a wealth of resources and research tools from the nation's oldest genealogical organizations.
indiana-mag.pngIndiana Magazine of History - Search one of the nation's oldest historical journals.
small logoNewspaper Index - Thousands of entries from Henry County newspapers are available as a searchable index of digital images.

Genealogy Links


NCHC Public Library

376 South 15th Street
New Castle IN 47362

Phone: (765) 529-0362
Fax: (765) 521-3581

Library Hours

Mon - Thu: 9am - 9pm

Fri: 9am - 6pm

Sat: 9am - 5pm

Sun: 1pm - 5pm

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